Winter Wonder Buddies

In a few days, most of us would be feeling more sluggish and less playful. I’m talking about the season that’s on the onset. It’s not the ongoing festive Riyadh Season but the season that’s hardly the most invigorating. The one that’s spiritually akin to slumber and rest yet we all look forward to for a lot of reasons.

I’m handsome sure that, by this time, you’ve also noticed the temperature getting colder; the night turning darker and longer because…winter has started setting in. While it’s a wonderful time of year because of Yuletide, the short days and cold temperature make us retreat into hibernation, feel like we don’t want to leave home. The darker nights, on the other hand, make us feel moodier than usual like we’re losing motivation and energy. This is, of course, not the case to some people but it is for me when it comes to working out, TBH.

I’m so glad I’ve reignited my relationship with, what I now call, wonder buddies (bijous or healing crystals, occasionally) in 2019. These wonder buddies have been set aside for the most part when life kicked in, but the challenge that kicked my feet in November 2018 compelled me to utilize them for the rough days of my recovery program in January 2019. Delving into the interest paved the way for me to read a lot about them, again! This is the reason why I also came across fellow enthusiasts’ accounts of using these wonder buddies as a means of coping with the unpleasant effects of the approaching Jack Frost.

I couldn’t be any happier that I’ve collected enough pieces for the long haul and a few that fit not only the aesthetics but the dreadful side of winter. These wonder buddies act as “a power hold for healing as they allow positive, fruitful energy to flow into the body and do away with the negative, toxic energy.” This is precisely the reason why I believe in them and love them for being excellent facilitators of the many good things they symbolize.

At the moment, I’m eyeing my Ayurdevic stone, moonstone, and, one of my alternative ones, the ice. Also, my birthstone: sapphire.

Moonstone’s adularescence is other-wordly; sapphire’s hue is as relaxing as the blue sky, and the ice’s luster invigorating. The former and the latter remind me of the moon and the stars that now linger a lot longer in the sky than during summer. What’s better than that is, with these stones, I have both celestial bodies and the sky enclosed into something I can carry around my neck, fingers, or my wrists.

I’m going to see winter in different scintillation this time around because of these wonder buddies. The shorter daytime and longer hours of night-time herald a transformative experience. I’m keeping an optimistic mind and anticipative disposition.

The current situation is still stirring the balance of and in many people. It’s also dragging us to question many parameters of our lives. I’m taking these receding period as an opportunity to treat all these life’s, I may say, contrasts as tools for reinforcing the wisdom of balance and resilience. I’ll also make a conscious effort at taking care of myself (not just) physically, (but) mentally and emotionally (as well). These wonder buddies will be my secret weapons for combatting clinomia and whatever contrast that comes up.

Let me start by saying that this season is definitely not all doom and gloom. There are so many things that we could love about it. The blog post titled “Ten Things to Love About Winter in Riyadh” and the looming normalcy are testaments to that.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mabel Kwong says:

    I loved reading about your crystals and jewelry, Sony. There’s a story and meaning behind each piece, and you seem to choose each piece wisely with intention. I also have a similar interest in rocks and crystals. If our paths ever cross in real life, I know we will be talking about these for a long time in person. Take care for the upcoming season.


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